Name: Sandstorm & Cannon
Faction: Decepticon & Mini-con
Toy line: Super Link
Availability: mass release
Manufacturer: Takara, Japan
Released: December, 2003
Packaging Style: Takara Super Link box
Includes: Sandstorm, Cannon, 2 missiles, tech spec card, instructions, comic/catalog
Sandstorm & Cannon are the Japanese names for the Cyclonus & Crumplezone figures as released in conjunction with Japan's Micron Legend series. These two figures retain their names, but get a brand new redeco for release in Japan's Super Link toy line.
Sandstorm has 4 Mini-con posts, all of which activate Mini-con gimmicks; the 2 posts on each arm fire projectiles from the spring loaded missile launchers, and the Mini-con posts on each leg allow two molded guns to flip out from the robot mode's shins. The Mini-con Cannon also has an alternate alt. mode transformation which allows him to form an extended cockpit for the larger Sandstorm figure. While acting as the cockpit, Cannon's turret can wiggle left to right by pressing the trigger on the tail of Sandstorm's alt. mode via a gear mechanism. This same trigger and gear mechanism, when pressed, will turn the alt. mode's blades and will activate any compatible gear loaded Mini-con that is clipped to the underside of Sandstorm's alt. mode.